Rebecca Nichols


Rebecca Nichols has been a violinist in the BSO since 1991.

Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by new (to me) musical ideas, from conductors, soloists and my colleagues.

If you had to do something other than be a Baltimore Symphony Musician, what would you do for a living?
I would be a seamstress/tailor/quilt-maker

Where is your favorite get-away spot or favorite get-away companion and why?
I love leaving the dock with my husband in his sailboat

What would people be surprised to find out that you like to do?
I collect and repair antique sewing machines – I have 16 of them!

What piece of music do you feel like was written for you? 
Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony has always been a favorite of mine.

What or who influenced you to be a professional musician?
I saw Mr. Suzuki with his pupils on the Ed Sullivan Show when I was about 7 years old – I was totally mesmerized.

What do you like to do with your ”me time”?
I love to Sew!

How do you give back to our community?
I tutor kids with dyslexia.